Uxtheme installation under Windows XP/2003


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insanekiwi

alright fellow neowinians...i post this guide about once a week for new peeps on neowin so i decided to make a guide for you all :)

1) hop over to http://www.vortex-scratchpad.info/reposit...atches/Uxtheme/ and get the uxtheme.dll for your windows built (note: open cmd, type "winver" without the quotes and you'll see what version/built you have)

2) then jump over to http://www3.telus.net/_/replacer and get replacer (it comes with a readme/guide so it's pretty easy to use)

3) execute it, drag'n'drop c:\windows\system32\uxtheme.dll on it, it will create a backup for you automatically aswell.

4) then drag the NEW uxtheme.dll file on replacer so it gets replaced with the new one.

5) reboot.

6) put the visual style files in C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes

now your themes should be visible in the appereance tab.

apply.

done.

i hope this guide is easy to understand. i made it for those who tried the neowin uxtheme patcher (http://www.neowin.net/downloads/uxtheme_v101.zip for xp gold and sp1)and it didn't work (doesn't work on sp2, thanks frease for telling me hehe) or for people who just don't know (yet) howto handle this little task or don't wanna use 3rd party software like tgtsofts' stylexp.

-insanekiwi

UPDATE: Neowin UXTheme Multi-Patcher 2.5.1 is out (http://files.tcmagazine.net/themes/thememul251.zip)

UPDATE:

Larneys Guide:

1) Rename uxtheme.dll to uxtheme.dll.old

2) Put the new uxtheme.dll into C:\Windows\System32

3) Reboot and delete uxtheme.dll.old

also updated the links to vortexs' new domain.

edit: added a mirror and put up all needed files on my site aswell

http://www.is-pimp.com/insanekiwi/neowin/uxtheme/

***UPDATE***

http://vortex-scratchpad.info/ is back up and running. :)

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Digital Pimp

Nice guide, where did you get that background

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Digital Pimp

Thanks very much

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Banzai

lol good guide, if your making an unattended cd you can replace the uxtheme on your cd so you will never need to replace a uxtheme again.

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Elior

thanks, a quick question...

where do I put the vs then ? I mean while using StyleXP, I just did "Add A New VS".

thanks again, great tut :p

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insanekiwi
thanks, a quick question...

where do I put the vs then ? I mean while using StyleXP, I just did "Add A New VS".

thanks again, great tut :p

see...i knew i forgot something..oh wel lthis is my first guide ever :)

6) put the visual style files in C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes

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Chode

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm sure that Vortex's site does not contain the UXTheme.dll for a pre-sp1 windows build 2600

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insanekiwi
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm sure that Vortex's site does not contain the UXTheme.dll for a pre-sp1 windows build 2600

i have everything from 2096 and onwards. the neowin uxtheme patcher works fine for sp1 and earlier versions..

you can get it here: http://www.neowin.net/downloads/uxtheme_v101.zip

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Elior
see...i knew i forgot something..oh wel lthis is my first guide ever :)

6) put the visual style files in C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes

oh, cool, thanks for the fast reply ;)

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Banzai

images are down ill pm insanekiwi

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insanekiwi
images are down ill pm insanekiwi

those were just two screenshots of replacer, no biggie. it's all very well explained in the readme.txt that comes with it. i'll put up the images nevertheless when my personalsite is back up again.

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kitchenutensils

whoa! thanks! multipatcher didnt work... this little beauty sorted me out fine! thanks :D

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insanekiwi

hrm, i need to talk to my website guy. my access is borked so i still can't host the images (yet).

but i think this guide is easy to understand and doesn't really need screenshots :)

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insanekiwi

i hope people are able to find this thread via thew search function because i keep posting links to my thread for people who ask howto enable visual styles under windows but nobody tells me if it worked out for him/her or not.

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Matt

good guide. :)

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insanekiwi
good guide. :)

thanks :happy:

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insanekiwi

i'd like to host the files on a mirror (in case vortex is down some time). so if you can mirror about 2mb just email or pm me. thank you.

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liar2

Interseting... I ran this the other day. It worked for a couple of days, then it just stopped. Ran the neowin patcher and it worked like a charm. However, this has worked on every other system I've tried it on. Good guide though.

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Argote
i have everything from 2096 and onwards. the neowin uxtheme patcher works fine for sp1 and earlier versions..

you can get it here: http://www.neowin.net/downloads/uxtheme_v101.zip

damm 2096 is a really old version, one of the leaks

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insanekiwi
damm 2096 is a really old version, one of the leaks

well, i just saved the ones vortex put up. it's a 4mb download for all dll files for xp/2003 incl. replacer.

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insanekiwi

update: added xp sp2 rc2 6.0.2900.2162_DE.rar and 6.0.2900.2162_EN.rar.

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